One Network Framework classification of all Metro Rail lines as rapid transit

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to New Zealand Transport Agency

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From: Tony Randle

Dear New Zealand Transport Agency,

The Waka Kotahi One Network Framework (ONF) includes the following statement:
"By definition, all Metro Rail lines would be classified as PT1 (highest strategic significance) as they are considered rapid transit corridors irrespective of frequency, availability and or volume of people movement."
Source: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/roads-and-rail/...

The One Network Framework also has published a "Movement and Place Classification Discussion Document that includes ONF PT classifications from PT1 to PT5. It states that PT1 are "Corridors where ‘rapid transit’ services are operated, providing a fast, frequent, highly reliable, and high capacity form of urban transport along a dedicated PT corridor." with "Corridor Headway (At peak)" as follows:
Buses > 40 services per hour
Rail > All Metro services
Source:https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/Road-Eff...

I am interested in understanding the ONF criteria for classifying public transport (PT) services including why a PT service would assessed as being "Rapid Transit" or not under the ONF.

1) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of the ONF presentations, working papers or background reports used in the mid-2020 virtual workshops with invited stakeholders as part of the Stage 2: Detailed design, tools and integration development of the ONF ?

2) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of the ONF survey and any supporting material used to inform the sector of the high-level design of the ONF, as well as gain feedback on the prioritisation of service outcomes and performance measures as part of the Stage 2: Detailed design, tools and integration development of the ONF ?

3) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF reports that discuss Metro Rail Lines and why they are all considered to be rapid transit corridors under the ONF ?

4) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF reports that discuss the criteria to be used for assessing if a PT service (bus or rail) is rapid transit ?

5) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF reports that discuss why "Buses > 40 services per hour" are considered rapid transit and bus services ">12 bus services per hour" are only considered PT2 "Spine Services".

6) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF presentations, working papers or background reports used to support the definition that "all Metro Rail lines would be classified as PT1 (highest strategic significance) as they are considered rapid transit corridors irrespective of frequency, availability and or volume of people movement."

7) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF presentations, working papers or background reports used to support the definition that "Buses > 40 services per hour" are considered rapid transit and bus services ">12 bus services per hour" are only considered PT2 "Spine Services"

8) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF meeting (or workshop) agendas, presentations, working papers or background reports where discussions on the criteria to classify rail PT services under the ONF including if it would be assessed as rapid transit or not ?

9) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any and all ONF meeting (or workshop) agendas, presentations, working papers or background reports where discussions on the criteria to classify bus PT services under the ONF including if it would be assessed as rapid transit or not ?

10) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any correspondence with Auckland Transport on which PT services (bus and rail) would be considered rapid transit services ?

11) Can Waka Kotahi please provide a copy of any correspondence with the Greater Wellington Regional Council on which PT services (bus and rail) would be considered rapid transit services ?

If this information is held in electronic form, it is preferred that it is provided in its complete and original electronic format. Also, it is preferred that information in documents is not removed even if it may be deemed out of scope for this information request.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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Dear Tony

 

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Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
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July 2021.

 

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staff names and contact details.

 

If you would like to discuss your request with Waka Kotahi, please contact
us by email at [1][email address].

 

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Dear Tony

 

Please find attached a letter advising of an extension to your request for
information under the Official Information Act 1982 4 June 2021.

 

A response will now be sent to you on or before 19 July 2021.

 

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Attachment Attachment one ONF Proposed change to PT classification presentation to TSIG 11 Feb 21 004 002.pdf
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Attachment Attachment two Public Transport section of ONF Detailed Design.pdf
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Attachment Attachment three Draft agenda for regional approach to intensification workshop Feb 2021.pdf
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Attachment Attachment five Notes from regional approach to intensification workshop Feb 2021 REDACTED.pdf
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Attachment Attachment seven ONF movement and place classification discussion document.pdf
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Attachment Attachment nine Rapid Transit Definitions v1.1.pdf
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Attachment Attachment 11 Email correspondence with Greater Wellington Regional Council FINAL.pdf
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Attachment Attachment six TSIG Feedback so far ONF PT Tiers REDACTED.pdf
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Attachment Attachment 10 Correspondence with Auckland Transport REDACTED FINAL VERSION.pdf
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Dear Tony

 

Please find attached the response to your request of 4 June 2021 for
information under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Regards

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Official Correspondence,

Thank you for the information provided last month.

Can I ask for the following information for some of these documents:
a) Confirmation if this was an internal document or provided by an external party
b) the date/time the information was received or, if an internal document, was completed
c) the sender or, if an internal document, the creator of the information
d) the recipient of the information within Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

The documents I request this further information on are:
* Attachment one ONF Proposed change to PT classification presentation to TSIG 11 Feb 21 004 002.pdf
* Attachment two Public Transport section of ONF Detailed Design.pdf
* Attachment seven ONF movement and place classification discussion document.pdf
* Attachment nine Rapid Transit Definitions v1.1.pdf
* Attachment six TSIG Feedback so far ONF PT Tiers REDACTED.pdf

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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Dear Tony,

 

This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require
clarification of your request, more time to respond, or if your request
has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more
time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20
working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before
31^st August 2021.

 

The information you have requested may contain the names and contact
details of our staff. Please let us know whether you require these names
and contact details. We may need to consult our staff before deciding
whether we can release this information, and this may take a bit more
time. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you do not require
staff names and contact details.

 

If you would like to discuss your request with Waka Kotahi, please contact
us by email at [1][email address].

 

Regards  

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kôtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

[2]twitter | [3]youtube | [4]facebook

 

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Dear Tony

 

Please find attached the response to your request of 3 August 2021 for
information under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Regards

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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